Lushede Grove

Kansas City Wiccans Head Out To Observe Solstice

Jun 21, 2013
Ryan Schuessler / KCUR

For Wiccans, the summer solstice is more than a day to get out and enjoy the sun. The longest day of the year is a holy one in Wicca, and local worshipers took to area parks over the past week to mark the occasion.

There are several covens (the Wiccan equivalent of a church or synagogue) in the Kansas City area, such as Lushede Grove in Independence, which is lead by a high priestess named J.